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Multispectral radiometer and camera for visible and near-IR applications
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design of a multispectral radiometer and camera implemented using a CCD imager, two Silicon photodiode radiometers and a rotating filter wheel equipped with six bandpass filters spaced throughout the visible and near-IR spectrum. One of the radiometers has a field-of-view matched to that of the camera to measure integrated scene radiance, whereas the other radiometer functions as a spot radiometer to measure small surface radiances. The system is synchronized with the 60 Hz camera video and transfers the 16-bit digitized data from the two radiometers once every video field through a parallel interface to a video data encoder. The encoder incorporates the data into the current video field for VCR recording and later playback and analysis. The system is designed for airborne use mounted underneath the wing of an aircraft. Its main purpose is to analyze the spectral radiances of various surfaces involved in high-speed videography experiments. The data obtained with the radiometer will be used to refine specifications for a high-speed, high-resolution solid state imager. However, applications extend to any field where fast, spectral measurements are required. A data set obtained for a sample application is presented to illustrate the performance of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1539, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.50541
Show Author Affiliations
Thorsten Graeve, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Davis Alan Lange, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Laurence M. Flath, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael R. Descour, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1539:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91
Paul A. Jaanimagi, Editor(s)

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